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Barcelona Medieval Cathedral dedicated to Santa Eulalia

Spectacular gothic cathedral whose current building dates to the 14th Century. The cathedral visit includes access to the secluded cloister and roof terrace.

Updated: Sep 21, 2021

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

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About Barcelona Medieval Cathedral dedicated to Santa Eulalia

Historical excavations around Barcelona Catedral reveal evidence of a religious structure from the forth century. Construction of the current cathedral commenced on 1 May 1298 and was finished in the 15th century. The Cathedral is dedicated to the martyr Santa Eulalia, patron saint of Barcelona. She was tortured to death in late Roman times and is buried under the main altar. Santa Eualia is a local holiday celebrated on 12 of February.

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Visiting Barcelona Medieval Cathedral dedicated to Santa Eulalia

To visit the cathedral, entry is via the main front door which can suffer from queues. The visit allows access to the inside cloistered garden, the main cathedral space and via lift to the roof for spectacular views of central gothic area of Barcelona, Montjuic and the waterfront. The main entry ticket is 3 euros but for an additional 3 euros you can pay to use the lift to go to the roof.

I recommend visiting the cloister with small chapels, gardens, fountains, medieval tombstones and geese. The 13 white geese are said to symbolise the age of Eulalia when she suffered her martyrdom. The tradition of goose husbandry is due to a very practical feature of the geese: their deafening noise was a good defense against unwanted intruders and thieves. From the cloister you reach the small museum containing two very precious statues representing the Santa Eulalia.

Barcelona Cathedral cultural and tourist visit hours:

Week days: 10:30h to 18:30h (access will be closed at 18:00h).

Saturdays and festive days: 10:30h to 17:00h (access will be closed at 16:30h).

Sundays: Tourist visits suspended on sundays until furrther notice.

Barcelona Cathedral for worship and prayer:

Week days: 08:30h to 12:30h and 17:45h to 19:30h.

Saturdays and festive days: 08:30h to 12:30h and 17:15h to 19:30h.

Sundays: 08:30h to 13:45h and 17:15h to 20:00h.

Accessibility, mobility & Clothing for Barcelona Cathedral

Barcelona Cathedral has ramp access via a side entrance in Calle del Bisbe which gives access to the cloister and cathedral. The roof visit is accessed via an elevator but the does require walking up metal grill steps and along a metal grill walkway so is not viable with push chairs or wheel chairs.

There is bicycle anchorage Plaza de la Seu here 41.384662, 2.176070 although this is not a location I would consider it safe to leave a bicycle chained up unattended.

Access to the Barcelona Cathedral may be denied with large bags and rucksacks but I have always been allowed inside with my small 10L museum rucksack. You will be asked to remove your hat. No provocative clothing such as hot-pants, micro skirts or swimwear.

Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult Zone 1 T-casual € 9.00 Child T-familiar FREE For under 12Group/Family Ticket? 7.00 Euros per person - see websiteNotes 3 Euros extra to go to the roof terrace.

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Getting to Barcelona Medieval Cathedral dedicated to Santa Eulalia

Address: Pla de la Seu, S/N, Barcelona. 08002

Nearest TMB Metro to Catedral de Barcelona Juame I on the yellow (L4) line.

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Documents for Barcelona Medieval Cathedral dedicated to Santa Eulalia

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Street Map Gothic Quarter

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Metro Map Jaume I


Wikiloc Trail for Barcelona Medieval Cathedral dedicated to Santa Eulalia

BCN12 - Barcelona Gothic Quarter

A City walk around the gothic qurter of Barcelona via The cathedral, Frederic Mares Museum, Barcelona Histrory Museum, Roman wall Remains and Playing cards Museum.

Distance: 2.65 Km

Difficulty: Easy

Return Travel Fare: T-Casual Zone 1

Transport Network: Barcelona Metro

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